Kent State University at Trumbull's Building Black Leaders is a student-focused program aimed at supporting  students of color academically, personally and professionally. 

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  • Group of students to connect with, relate to, and develop bonds with in and out of the classroom. 

  • Variety of social gatherings, field trips, discussions, and events designed to assist with  relationship-building, campus integration, and development of racial identities.

  • Follow us on  Instagram  @kenttrumbull_bbl  

  • Join the student members-only GroupMe @bbl clubhouse


  • Celebrations, programming, and learning opportunities centered around black culture, special holidays and social events.

Academic Support & Professional Development:

  • College 101 guidance, including skill sets development, academic tools and resources, and career planning information.

  • 1on1 check-ins and additional support provided.

  • Grade checks and  appropriate interventions for academic success. 

Social Media Platform: BBL Instagram

  • Provides resources toward personal and professional development. 

  • Stay updated on campus events, academic deadlines and community opportunities. 

  • Receive support and advice from other students, allies, alumni and career professionals.

  • Engage in conversations about different topics and events.

  • Learn about various cultures, identities and special celebrations.